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Explore our latest coverage of environmental issues, climate change and more.

Taking Stock Of Vermont's Forest Loss

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We're talking about the loss of forest cover in Vermont and the impact on the state's landscape and environment. (Photo: Willoughby State Forest, 2004)

A new study has found that Vermont is losing 1,500 acres of forest every year. That's in the context of a potential loss of more than 1 million acres in New England over the next 50 years. We're looking at the loss of forest cover and the consequences for the health of our landscape - from wildlife to water quality.

We're joined by David Foster, Director of the Harvard Forest and senior author of the new Wildlands and Woodlands report on the state of New England’s forests.

We're also joined by Phil Huffman, Director of Landscape Conservation and Policy for The Nature Conservancy in Vermont.

Broadcast live on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

A graduate of NYU with a Master's Degree in journalism, Mitch has more than 20 years experience in radio news. He got his start as news director at NYU's college station, and moved on to a news director (and part-time DJ position) for commercial radio station WMVY on Martha's Vineyard. But public radio was where Mitch wanted to be and he eventually moved on to Boston where he worked for six years in a number of different capacities at member station WBUR...as a Senior Producer, Editor, and fill-in co-host of the nationally distributed Here and Now. Mitch has been a guest host of the national NPR sports program "Only A Game". He's also worked as an editor and producer for international news coverage with Monitor Radio in Boston.
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